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Bernardus Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2017

Bernardus Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2017

This effortless 2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir by Bernardus presents flavors of assorted red and dark berries, baking spice, and liquorice, with an earthy, mineral-driven finish. The wine's balance between silkiness and power is classic of California Pinot and perfect for lovers of New World reds. Enjoy this expressive bottling alongside flavorful poultry like smoked duck breast or roasted pheasant.
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Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
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By Bernadus
2017 Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir

Wine Description
Our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir is a blend of Pinot grapes selected from some of our favorite SLH vineyards. The Santa Lucia Highlands have long been a focus for us at Bernardus as we recognized early on the phenomenal potential of this great region.

At Bernardus, all our Pinot Noir grapes are hand-picked, sorted, and fermented in small, individual batches. They are then aged in the finest French oak barrels until the final blending just before bottling. We bottle our Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir earlier than our other Pinot bottlings to put the focus on its fresh fruit expression. This is an outstanding example of the characteristics that have made the Highlands one of the world's most prized Pinot growing regions.

Tasting Notes
The aromas exhibit scents of black cherries with hints of spice. The flavors are crisp and intense. They range from black cherries to boysenberries and plum skin. The cool climate of the Highlands adds a note of refreshing acidity to the overall profile making this a delicious Pinot to be enjoyed in its youth or aged for several years for a more mature wine experience.

Wine Details
Varietal: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: Aged for seven months in 100% French oak barrels - 33% new
Cooperage: Sirugue, Billon, and Seguin Moreau
Bottled: June 14 - 22, 2018
Vintage: 2017
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands
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Bernardus 2017 Pinot Noir (Santa Lucia Highlands)
Points: 90
Price: $45
Variety: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast, California, US
Winery: Bernardus
Alcohol: 14.00%
Bottle Size: 750.00 ml
Category: Red
Date Published: 11/1/2019
Reviewed by Matt Kettmann
Very light in the glass, this appellation blend shows off aromas of earth, cherry, dark strawberry and a hint of wet wool. Lively acidity on the palate delivers flavors of tangy boysenberry, wet soil, clay, dried herbs and a hint of earthy juniper.
BERNARDUS Pinot Noir Santa Lucia Highlands 2017
Score: 89
Country: United States
Region: Monterey County
Issue: Web Only - 2019
Direct, with an engaging mix of dried red fruit and forest floor flavors, supported by fresh tannins. The juicy finish shows flinty accents. Drink now through 2022. -KM
Bernardus Winery 2017 Pinot Noir
Points: 89
Price: $45
Santa Lucia Highlands, Central Coast
Red wine from United States
Drinking window: 2020-2026
Bright red. Dark berry preserve, cola and vanilla aromas, plus a peppery nuance that builds in the glass. Pliant blackberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors turn sweeter on the back half. Finishes smooth and broad, with a repeating dark berry note, a touch of smokiness and dusty, slow-building tannins. Josh Raynolds. Tasting date: August 2019
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by Marketing WTSO | December 9, 2019 | Wine 101

Never feel nervous about going to a BYOB restaurant ever again. For some people, BYOB experiences mean that they’ll have their meal without wine entirely. For others, the wine they choose to bring causes anxiety as the world seems to silently judge the wine choice. We’re going to ease your worries today with some things to consider before making your next dinner reservation.

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